Find out how much councillors are paid, and how the allowances procedure is overseen.

The full scheme forms part of the council’s constitution. Copies of the record of payments made under the members allowance scheme are available below. They are also available for inspection at County Hall in Northallerton, during office hours.

Basic allowance

The basic allowance for all members of the council is £10,142.

Allowances in detail

Special responsibility allowances are paid to certain members of the council as follows:

Position Allowance
Chairman of the council £10,446
Vice-chairman of the council £3,482
Leader of the council £33,079
Deputy leader of the council £17,410
Executive members £15,669
Chairman of the scrutiny of health committee £10,446
Chairmen of other overview and scrutiny committees £5,223
Vice-chairmen of overview and scrutiny committees £1,741
Chairman of the pension fund committee £5,223
Chairmen of area constituency committees £2,612
Chairman of the appeals committee £5,223
Vice-chairman of the appeals committee £871
Chairman of audit committee £3,482
Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions committee £4,353
Chairman of the standards committee £1,741
Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions sub-committee £1,741
Chairman of the standards committee £1,741
Champions for young people and older people £1,741
Leaders of political groups, where the group is the second party in group membership £5,223
Leaders of political groups, where the group is the third largest eligible party in group membership £2,612
Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the largest party in group membership £2,612
Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the second largest eligible party in group membership £1,741
Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the third largest eligible party in group membership £871

The minimum group size to be eligible for an allowance is seven members.

Other Allowances Allowance
Independent persons for standards £871
Chairman of the pension board £3,000
Chairman of the police, fire and crime panel £8,705
Vice-chairmen of the police, fire and crime panel £3,482
Members of the police, fire and crime panel £1,741
Community co-opted members of the police, fire and crime panel £1,741

Travel and subsistence allowance is paid to members as follows, in respect of approved duties. Details of these duties are included in the full members allowance scheme, which forms part of the constitution. The scheme aligns the rates to those payable to county council officers. Should officer rates be reviewed during the year, any change will be reflected in the rates payable to members from the operative date of the review.

Travel and subsistence allowance is paid to members as follows, in respect of approved duties. Details of these duties are included in the full members allowance scheme, which forms part of the constitution. The scheme aligns the rates to those payable to county council officers. Should officer rates be reviewed during the year, any change will be reflected in the rates payable to members from the operative date of the review.

Car allowances

  • Up to 10,000 miles per annum - 42p per mile
  • Additional miles in excess of 10,000 per annum - 25p per mile

Rail and air travel

Reimbursed at cost.

Subsistence allowances

Actual expenditure up to a maximum of:

  • Breakfast - £6.50
  • Lunch - £6.50
  • Tea - £3.50
  • Evening meal - £11
  • Overnight - £76.50
  • Overnight (London) - £110